This baffles me that it even happened, as despite being increased- as per the server host- the odds of both a shiny and a ditto happening in the same combat are still astronomically low.The bug:
While playing on a Multiplayer server, I found a shiny Galarian Zigzagoon
. After catching it in my first throw, using my only premier ball (to match the color scheme), the battle mentioned the fact that it was actually a ditto. Seen in the image attached is the ditto in question, still holding the revive that Zigzazgoons have a 5% chance (according to the wiki) of holding, but it is NOT shiny
Do dittos have the ability to "trick" the player into catching fake shinies, or is this a bug and the ditto is MEANT to be shiny, but isn't?
Considering how rare this situation is, I made this ticket. Any kind of clarification would be greatly appreciated!
I do not currently have a list of the included datapacks in the multiplayer server, but I will investigate them if this turns out to not be a universal Pixelmon 9.0.4 issue.